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Business Opportunities for Linear and Torque Motors

While local suppliers tend to dominate in Japan and Korea, the market in China has been open to international diversity, but Chinese suppliers are beginning to get a stronger hold.
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Manufacturing Trends and the MES Connection
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Manufacturing Trends and the MES Connection

Improve your decision making and efficiency by coordinating transformative technologies to work together, rather than considering them unrelated to each other.
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 A Flexible Assembly Line
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A Flexible Assembly Line

Ubisense introduces software that virtualizes fixed workstations, enabling automotive manufacturers to reduce the cost of complexity associated with mass customization.
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SCADA Attacks Double in 2014

Dell Security’s annual threat report shows not only a significant surge in the number of attacks on retail credit card systems, but industrial SCADA systems as well, which are much more likely to go unreported.
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Enterprise View
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4 Considerations for a Successful Mobile Manufacturing Strategy

Pay attention to platform, device, security and reliability factors as you make your move into mobile manufacturing.
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Going Beyond MES/MOM to Smart Manufacturing

Smart Manufacturing combines agility and responsiveness, the digital factory and knowledge workers to optimize processes.
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Multifilm’s large, high-volume flexographic and extruding machines produce piece-wraps and high-barrier laminates for the snack,
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Maintenance Software Enhances Predictive Routines

A computerized maintenance management system is helping a packaging film supplier meet stringent food and beverage industry reporting requirements and further its continuous improvement.
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The Hidden Layer of Device Interoperability
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The Hidden Layer of Device Interoperability

Control and asset management systems are appreciated for their ability to ease configuration, management and diagnostics of intelligent devices in the field, but the Field Device Tool (FDT) is the uns
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Dawn of the Digital Natives

Tricks and tools from automation suppliers help manufacturers train the young, digitally savvy, next-generation workforce.
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Manufacturers Leverage Best Practices from Better Plants Initiative

The Better Buildings program and its partners have saved 320 trillion BTUs and the equivalent of $1.7 billion over four years.
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Building automation advancements have provided facility managers greater visibility of actionable energy data.
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How Building Energy Management Can Help Your Factory

Building automation advancements have provided facility managers greater visibility of actionable energy data.
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Vespa Relies on Robotics
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Vespa Relies on Robotics

The manufacturer of what is probably the world’s most famous scooter explains its use of robotics to ensure the reliability of its manufacturing processes.
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Finance View
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Integrated Business Reporting: A Boon for Manufacturing Information?

A shift in business reporting could mean improved manufacturing information systems and integrated thinking across organizations.
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